Vanishing Girls

Vanishing Girls

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Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late.

In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 132 x 198 x 23mm | 230g
  • Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781444786811
  • 144,419

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Praise for Lauren Oliver:
'The new Hunger Games'
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Praise for Lauren Oliver:
'The new Hunger Games' * Cosmopolitan * Lauren Oliver is the rising star of young adult fiction . . . [DELIRIUM] deftly conjures up a recognisably dystopian parallel to our own world, as convincingly terrifying as the North America of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. * The Sunday Times on DELIRIUM * Amazing, unputdownable! * Grazia on DELIRIUM * Thrilling and thought-provoking . . . Fast paced and consistently poignant, this tale quickly becomes hypnotically addictive. * Heat on PANDEMONIUM * Oliver has a terrific talent for old-fashioned storytelling, nailing your attention from the first sentence. * The Times on ROOMS * A very sophisticated novel . . . Oliver handles her characters with an impressive lightness of touch and writes evocatively about youth . . . a clever, funny, insightful and utterly addictive novel * Daily Mail on BEFORE I FALL * 'Alarming and uplifting, a rare psychological thriller that has a kind heart at its centre. Read it with all the lights on'. -- E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars This book grips hard - it's impossible to put down, and there is no lull - the pacing is perfect. -- The Book Bag on ROOMS The twists and turns this novel take the reader on are both shocking and gripping...The carefully layered prose and intense emotions threaded through the pages kept me absorbed and intrigued from beginning to end. The writing style very much reminded me of Gillian Flynn... Thrilling, dark, and full of suspense, this book will take you on a psychological journey that you won't forget in a hurry -- The Bookbag Perfect for readers who devoured We Were Liars, it's the sort of novel that readers will race to finish, then return to the beginning to marvel at how it was constructed-and at everything they missed * Publishers Weekly (starred review) * 'Bestselling Oliver weaves a taut mystery interspersed with blog posts about Madeline's disappearance, and the story is made all the more compelling by Nick and Dara's close but troubling relationship, marked by both love and intense jealousy' * Booklist * 'Creepier and sweeter than Gone Girl' * * 'A tense, clever psychological thriller, with a devastating denouement that will make you want to start the book all over again. A perfect showcase for Oliver's exceptional talents.' * Daily Mail * There are twists in the plot you'd never see coming... there's enough suspense to have you rattling through it in a few days * Heat * This is a tight, tense psychological thriller; a fascinating look at the complicated mixture of love, loathing and rivalry that can exist between sisters * The Times * A mesmerising psychological thriller that is also a teasing literary game * The Sunday Times * This brilliant thriller has a killer twist * Fabulous Magazine * A mesmerising psychological thriller * Sunday Times Culture magazine *
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About Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver is the author of YA novels Ringer, Replica, Before I Fall, Panic, Vanishing Girls and the Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium and Requiem, which have been translated into more than thirty languages and are New York Times and international bestsellers. She is also the author of two standalone novels for middle-grade readers, The Spindlers and Liesl & Po, which was an E. B. White Read Aloud Award nominee; the Curiosity House series; and a novel for adults, Rooms. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU's MFA program, Lauren Oliver is also the co-founder of the boutique literary development company Glasstown Entertainment. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Find more information at, or connect with Lauren on Twitter (/OliverBooks) and on Facebook (/laurenoliverbooks).
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Rating details

29,003 ratings
3.58 out of 5 stars
5 20% (5,708)
4 35% (10,039)
3 33% (9,447)
2 10% (3,036)
1 3% (773)
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